Toilet Paper Origami
How to decorate the end of the toilet paper roll.
I got bored one day and decided to come up with some new fancy folds for the hotels of the world. I really think hotel housekeeping needs to switch this up every day. This is a form of entertainment. Most people don't like to watch the same show over and over, so why give them the same toilet paper fold over and over. Besides it's boring to do the same thing repeatedly. You might as well have some fun with it.
It seems that this art form is a popular extra touch for maids cleaning houses as well. It makes people feel like they are on vacation.
If you are planning to use these at work, it's a good idea to leave one roll with the simple point fold in the bathroom. Judging by comments I've seen on the internet, while researching this topic, people tend to feel bad destroying the fancier origami. There's also a segment who strongly dislike other people touching their toilet paper before they use it.
My Toilet Paper Origami Designs - Pictures of the folds I came up with.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Links to Toilet Paper Origami Instructions
Below are links to step by step instructions with pictures for each design pictured above.
A design for the end of the toilet paper roll in honeymoon suites.
- Triple Point
Why fold the toilet paper into just one point when you can have three?
- Calla Lily
Flowers are great bathroom decorations. This toilet paper origami design takes a little more time, but can be done partially ahead of time. The flower is stand alone, so this technique could be used for other decorative applications like party decora
Great for a seaside hotel.
A semi abstract fancy way to fold the toilet paper. This one is quick to do.
A simple understated decoration for the end of the toilet paper roll.
- Diamond Fan
This is not an original design, but it's so popular world wide I had to be include instructions on how to do it.
Question for you.
This is important. :)
Where will you leave toilet paper origami?
This is very unscientific, but it looks like most people who've come here like folded toilet paper.
Do you like folded toilet paper in your hotel room?
More Places to Read About This
There are a few other places you can read about this.
New Video Module
Origami sometimes is easier to follow in video format. You may prefer some of these sources if you have a fast connection.
This is a well known origami fold adapted for toilet paper. It's different from my heart.
Looks like a derivative work. I think he may have gotten more hits than me.
This one doesn't explain how to do the designs, but some are creative and reasonably self explanatory.